LEED Certified & Registered Projects in New Jersey
LEED Certified Projects in NJ (as of July 4, 2015) = 419
LEED Registered Projects in NJ (as of July 4, 2015) = 971
This does not include LEED for Homes projects.
LEED for Homes certified in NJ (as of October 27, 2014) =2,625
to search USGBC's online LEED for Homes database.
The new LEED Projects directory
can be found on http://new.usgbc.org
by clicking the Directory
link at the top of the page and then selecting the Projects
option on the next page. You can use the search function or the new “Smart Filters” button located on the left side of the directory to narrow your search to your desired results.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
What is LEED??
All information & links provided by the USGBC National site: www.usgbc.org.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System? is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings? performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
LEED provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting success for every building type and phase of a building lifecycle. Specific LEED programs include:
We also have the LEED Resources
page which has informative PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and case studies, as well as LEED News
and LEED-Online sample credit templates.
How is LEED Developed?
The LEED Rating System was created to transform the built environment to sustainability by providing the building industry with consistent, credible standards for what constitutes a green building. The rating system is developed and continuously refined via an open, consensus-based process that has made LEED the green building standard of choice for Federal agencies and state and local governments
nationwide. Click here
for more information on the LEED Development Process.
What is LEED Certification?
The first step to LEED certification is to Register
your project. A project is a viable candidate for LEED certification if it can meet all prerequisites and achieve the minimum number of points to earn the Certified level of LEED project certification. To earn certification
, a building project must meet certain prerequisites and performance benchmarks ("credits") within each category. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve. This comprehensive approach is the reason LEED-certified buildings have reduced operating costs, healthier and more productive occupants, and conserve our natural resources.
Note for Product Manufacturers and Service Providers:
Although USGBC does not certify, promote, or endorse products and services of individual companies, products and services do play a role and can help projects with credit achievement. (Note that products and services do not earn projects points.) Learn more here
about how you and your company can help advance green building, while also achieving your own environmental and economic goals.
Who Can Use LEED?
Everyone: Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders, government officials...
LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high performance "green" homes. For more CLICK HERE
LEED for Homes Provider in the NJ area:
Region Served: NJ & Eastern PA
240 West Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 813-8780 (office)
LEED for Schools
A new Web site launched by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) gives students, parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials and community members a new resource in the effort to ensure a future of green schools for every child within a generation.
LEED Accredited Professionals
LEED? Professional Accreditation